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Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway - Tell Me No Lies by: Mahalia Levy


Title: Tell Me No Lies
Author: Mahalia Levey
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: February 2012
Series: 1NightStand
Format: ebook – 378 KB
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Romance
Copy Provided by: CLNB Blog Tours  



BLURB:
Dancing isn’t easy. Four nights a week Caileigh disappears into the persona of ‘Autumn’ to make a decent buck. The foster care system didn’t prepare her for what happens after turning twenty-one. Armed with only a high school diploma and forty bucks, she’s thrust on the hard cold streets, where she takes the only job a young girl with no prospects can get. Selling small pieces of herself to strangers isn’t the life she wishes for. Deep down she aches for a better life.

A scant piece of paper gives Orias the name of a seedy business and a photograph to keep vigil over his newest target. To find such beauty among the dredges of society wrecks every ounce of intelligence he possesses. For once, despite his being fallen, Orias thinks to disobey a direct order—never touch the protected. The way she moves on stage entrances him, but the sadness hidden underneath a facade of sexual promise makes him want to battle all her demons. Underneath his dark soul, he craves her light and the warmth of love. Will Fate allow them a life together?

REVIEW:
This was a really good story. Ms. Levy is a new author to me, but I will definitely be checking out her back list, and new releases.

Caileigh is a dancer trying to make a good life for herself. Growing up in foster homes and being on her own, her life hasn't been a easy one.  She wasn't prepared for the harsh realities of the real world. Now Caileigh is trying to carve out a better life for herself a, and dancing is the fastest and easiest way to reach her goals. Caileigh is a innocent, she is a virgin her purity in heart, mind, body, and soul is what attracts the demons to her. Only one person can protect her, and explain to her why the demons want her.

Enter Orias, he is a  fallen angel given the duty to protect Caileigh. Night after night Orias watches Caileigh, and becomes more entranced with her. Orias knows that it's his duty to protect her, she is off limits to him, but he can't help himself. Orias has never viewed anyone he has protected as anything other then a assignment, a job to do, but he just can't see Caileigh that way. He knows he's risking everything to be with her. Will the end result be worth the risk? Read Tell Me No Lies and  find out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

I loved these two characters, Caileigh is everything that she should be considering her back ground and struggles. I thought she was strong, and earnest. Orias is the perfect match for Caileigh, with his tortured past and good heart. I was really rooting for a happy ever after for them, they both deserve it. 

I have always loved romance stories with angels & demons. This story didn't  disappoint, if anything I wanted more. It was a sweet love story with the perfect paranormal elements to keep it interesting. I will definitely be coming back for more.
****4 STARS

EXCERPT:

Her eyes flitted over the crowd. She located him in a seat right next to the stage. The intriguing man who’d come in every night for two weeks. She fixed a smile on her cherry-red painted lips and gyrated in front of him, gliding around the pole, the cool steel warming under her palms. Up she inched, higher, her gaze never straying from his. What’s his deal?

She enacted a series of spins, anchoring her hands between her thighs to distribute her weight and display her flexibility. Her underarm locking her in position, she spiraled down the pole. Caileigh enjoyed this part of her job the most, playing on stage, moving to the music, contorting from position to position. Her toned muscles supported her body. Bent upside down, the underside of her knee caressed the cool metal; her arm held the stem of her booted foot. She released her hold to land gracefully on the smooth floor.

She sidled around again and again, offering a smile or a wink, before engaging in a new series of acrobatics. She locked her legs in a side split then flipped to a sitting position to regard the crowd. Too much silence greeted her. Tough group.

She used her upper body strength and slammed to the floor in a center split, her boots clacking, a sonic boom echoing from her landing. Heads snapped in her direction. Caileigh unleashed the naughty vixen in her, performing complex floor work until she rose with grace and sashayed across the stage. Take that, people.

Her second song began, the haunting gothic voices echoing in a series of oohs and ahhs. Swaying to the slower rhythms, she untied her top, baring areolas the color of dark chocolate in contrast to her milk chocolate skin.

Bracing in front of the pole, she worked her floor routine then moved to the edge of the stage to accept bills with a seductive smile, thanking the men with an air peck next to their cheeks. She moved back to center stage, twisting and pirouetting, finishing her set with a single spin around the pole, relishing the cool metal between her thighs. The nameless man’s penetrating gaze fired her blood. No man…no customer had ever affected her as he did.

His gaze made concentration impossible. She’d perfected her series of pole tricks—each with a name only a dancer would know—or she’d have landed on her head. She forced herself to break the stare down…to try to forget his dark brown orbs bordering on obsidian enough to blend in with his pupils. Not once had he spoken to her, queried for a dance. He didn’t have a welcoming presence with his mercenary appearance. Sweat beaded her upper back. The song ended and applause began. Caileigh waved to the growing crowd and headed for the main floor. A shiver wracked her body as she passed him, as if his eyes were boring into her skin.

GIVEAWAY!

One Lucky Commenter Will Win Their Choice Of One Of the Following Two Books. Just leave a comment about anything on this post, and at the end of the tour the winner will be chosen. That's all their is to it.


















The Price Of Defiance 




About The Author:


Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted with disappearing completely into the worlds authors created. One day she vowed to herself she’d be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after. Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include paranormal, fantasy and mainstream romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she’s imagined is her true passion.


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7 comments:

  1. Oh My Gosh. What a fantastic review.... I love it when a reviewer says they wanted more. That to me says "grab this book and read it because you're missing out on something good".

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  2. Wonderful review, it makes me want to run out and buy Tell Me No Lies. I love the cover too.
    The excerpt was great too.
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  3. A well deserved wonderful review! Big congrats - the excerpt was fantastic!

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  4. I really want to read these books. They all sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. Thanks for the great comments Joanne, Fierce, Jennifer:P

    Thanks for commenting Julianne and Tore!

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  6. I thought I commented early today too. My comment should've saved. I'll say it again :P Thanks for the great review and having me!!!!

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